Welcome to the number 1 source for biopolymers !


edited by
Alexander Steinbüchel,
Institute of Microbiology, University of Münster

The first publication covering 
all classes and aspects of biopolymers in 10 volumes

  All volumes at a glance
Biopolymers represent the most abundant organic compounds in the biosphere and constitute the largest fraction of cells. Seven main classes of biopolymers are distinguished according to their chemical structures. This encyclopedia provides a throughout overview of the occurrence and metabolism of biopolymers. In addition, processes for biotechnological production, isolation from organisms and modification, material properties and technical applications in various areas such as, for example, in daily life products, medicine, pharmacy, food industry, agriculture, textile, chemical  and packaging industry are provided. The future perspectives of biopolymers are outlined.

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Latest update: January, 2004

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